Manuscript Collections - Hugh R. Wilson Papers

March 13, 2020

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HUGH R. WILSON PAPERS, 1923-1940
1 linear foot, 9 linear inches (4 LGA-S boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Hugh R. Wilson was born in 1885 at Evanston, Illinois, graduated from Yale University in 1906, and married Katharine Bogle in 1914. Wilson served in numerous positions for the Foreign Service from 1911 to 1941, with notable postings in Berlin and Tokyo before serving as the Ambassador to Germany from 1938 to 1939. From 1927 to 1933 Wilson was a representative at a number of conferences concerned with the limitation of armaments. Wilson died in 1946.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The papers primarily contain correspondence with state department staff and diplomats from 1923 to 1940 and are arranged alphabetically by name. The collection also contains Wilson’s diaries for 1938 and 1940, speeches, an essay on an earthquake in Japan, and drafts of two books written by Hugh R. Wilson, Jr. about his father. There is a subject index to the papers.

RELATED MATERIALS
The published book, A Career Diplomat, The Third Chapter: The Third Reich is in the library
E183.8 .G3 W52

Folder List

Box      Contents

1          Ackerman, Ernest R., 1926
            Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations, 1940
            Aghnides, Thanassis, 1936
            Akerson, Garnet G. Jr., 1940
            Aloisi, Pompeo, 1936
            Armour, Norman, 1924‑1932
            Atherton, Ray, 1935
            Baruch, Bernard M., 1938
            Belin, F. Lammot, 1932‑1939
            Berle, Adolf Jr., 1938
            Bernstorff, Count von, 1938
            Biddle, Anthony J. Drexel, Jr., 1938
            Bliss, Robert Woods, 1925
            Bovet, E., 1927‑1936
            Bowers, Claude G., 1934‑1937
            Bowman, Isaiah, 1940
            Bullitt, William, 1933‑1939
            Burnett, Charles, 1926
            Caffery, Jefferson, 1924
            Capper, Arthur, 1927
            Carr, Wilbur J., 1926‑1938
            Carroll, Joe, 1924‑1926
            Castle, William R., Jr., 1927‑1939
            Chase, Stuart, 1940
            Coolidge, Calvin, 1924
            Crosby, Sheldon, 1924
            Davis, James J., 1926
            Davis, Norman, 1932‑1940
            Day, Franklin, 1935
            Deneen, Charles S., 1927
            Dolbeare, Fred, 1924‑1939
            Donovan, William, 1928
            Drage, Geoffrey, 1925‑1940
            Duggan, Lawrence, 1938
            Dulles, Allen W., 1927‑1937
            Dunn, James C., 1935‑1937
            Eden, Anthony, 1936‑1937
                    
2          Farley, James A., 1937‑1938
            Funk, Reichsminister, 1938
            Geist, Raymond, 1938‑1939
            Gibson, Hugh, 1923‑1938
            Gilbert, Prentiss, 1937‑1939
            Goering, Hermann, 1938
            Green, Joseph C., 1932‑1938
            Greene, Winthrop, 1938
            Grew, Joseph C., 1924‑1940 (2 folders)
            Haggard, Godfrey, 1938
            Hanna, Margaret, 1938
            Heath, Donald R., 1938‑1939
            Henderson, Nevil, 1939‑1940
            Herter, Christian, 1927‑1938
            Hoover, Herbert, 1928‑1938
            Hornbeck, Stanley, 1933‑1934
            Hughes, Charles Evans, 1924
            Hull, Cordell, 1933‑1940
           
3          Johnson, Hallett, 1937
            Johnson, Louis, 1937
            Kellogg, Frank B., 1927‑1931
            Kelly, Edward J., 1937
            Kennedy, Joseph, 1938
            Kirk, Alexander, 1935‑1940
            Klieforth, A. W., 1939
            LaFollette, Philip, 1938
            Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1938
            Leahy, William D., 1940
            Ley, Robert, 1938
            Lipski, Ambassador (Polish), 1938
            Long, Breckinridge, 1936‑1940
            McCormick, Robert, 1939
            MacMurray, John, 1924‑1938
            Mackensen, George von, 1938
            Madariaga, Salvador de, 1936
            Magruder, John, 1937
            Massigli, Rene, 1936‑1937
            Mastny, Vojtech, 1938 (Czech Minister)
            Mayer, Fred, 1939
            Meister, F. W. von, 1938
            Messersmith, George, 1938
            Milch, General
            Mills, Edward S., 1937
            Moffat, Pierrepont, 1924‑1940
            Moore, R. Walton, 1938
            Morgenthau, Henry, Jr., 1938
            Morris, David H., 1936
            Murray, Wallace, 1938
            Neurath, Baron Konstantin von, 1938
            Newson, H. Dorsey, 1925
            Offie, Carmel, 1938
            Pasvolsky, Leo, 1940
            Phillips, William, 1937
            Reed, David, 1927‑1930
            Reed, Stanley and Winifred E., 1937‑1938
            Reynolds, R. W., 1939
            Ribbentrop, Joachim von, 1938
            Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1938‑1940
            Rublee, George, 1938
            Saltonstall, Leverett, 1939
            Sayre, Francis B., 1938
            Schoenfeld, J. F. Arthur, 1924
            Seymour, Charles, 1939
            Shotwell, James T., 1936
            Simonds, Frank, 1934
            Smith, Truman, 1938‑1939
            Sterling, F. A., 1924
            Stimson, Henry L., 1932
            Strang, William, 1936
            Straus, Jesse L., 1936
            Stuart, R. Douglas, 1940
            Sweetser, Arthur, 1937
            Taylor, Myron, 1938‑1939
            Titulesco, 1936
            Tuck, S. Pinckney, 1925
            Villard, Oswald G., 1938
            Warren, Lee P., 1938
            Weizsaecker, Baron von    1938
            Welles, Sumner    1936‑1940
           
4          Wiley, John, 1924‑1938
            Wilson, Edwin, 1936
            Wilson, Hugh R., 1938
                     Biographical summary
                     Diaries, 1938, 1940 (2 folders)
                     Memoranda, 1924-1939
                     Speeches, undated
            Wilson, Katharine – Essay on Japanese earthquake, 1923
            Wilson, Hugh R., Jr., 1935‑1936
            Wright, J. Butler, 1924‑1938
            Miscellaneous essay fragments
            Book Drafts ‑ Hugh R. Wilson, Jr.
                     Drafts and Notes
                     A Career Diplomat (2 folders)
                     For Want of a Nail
                    
INDEX
ANSCHLUSS: See:
        Kennedy, Joseph
        Moffat, Pierrepont
        Wiley, John
ARMS, manufacture and embargo: See:
        Castle, Wm. R.
        Green, Joseph C.
        Hull, Cordell
AUSTRALIA: See: Moffat, Pierrepont
AUSTRIA: See:
        Kennedy, Joseph
        Mackersen, George von
        Moffat, Pierrepont
        Wiley, John
Benes, Eduard: See: Moffat, Pierrepont
BERLE, ADOLF: See also: Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
Bernstorff, Count von: See also: Gilbert, Prentiss
BINGHAM, ROBERT W.: See:  Hull, Cordell
BRAZIL: See:  Duggan, Laurence
Bullitt, William: See also: Kirk, Alexander
1928 CAMPAIGN: See:  Donovan, William
CHAMBERLAIN, NEVILLE: See:
        Kennedy, Joseph
        Lipski, Ambassador
        Moffat, Pierrepont
CHINA: See:
        MacMurray, John
        Sweetser, Arthur
        Wilson, Hugh R. ‑ Memoranda
CHURCHILL, WINSTON: See:  Kennedy, Joseph
CZECHOSLOVAKIA: See: 
        Carr, Wilbur J.
        Hull, Cordell
        Johnson, Hallett
        Kennedy, Joseph
        Mastny, Vojtech
        Moffat, Pierrepont
        Weizsaecker, Baron von
Davis, Norman: See also: Welles, Sumner
DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE 1933: See:
        Dulles, Allen W.
        Hull, Cordell
Dolbeare, Fred: See also: Hull, Cordell
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: See:  Welles, Sumner
Dunn, James C.: See also: Wilson, Edwin
Eden, Anthony: See also:
        Atherton, Ray
        Hull, Cordell
        Moffat, Pierrepont
EMBARGOES: See:
        Castle, William R., Jr.
        Green, Joseph C.
        Hull, Cordell
ENGLAND: See:
        Atherton, Ray
        Henderson, Nevil
        Kennedy, Joseph
        Massigli, Rene
        Moffat, Pierrepont
        Strang, William
ESTONIA: See:  Stuart, R. Douglas
ETHIOPIA: See:
        Green, Joseph C.
        Hull, Cordell
        Madariaga, Salvador de
        Massigli, Rene
        Moffat, Pierrepont
        Strang, William
        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
FINLAND: See:
        Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
        Moffat, Pierrepont
GENEVA CONFERENCE, 1927: See: Kellogg, Frank B.
GENEVA CONFERENCE, 1932: See: Stimson, Henry L.
GENEVA CONFERENCE, 1937: See: Welles, Sumner
GENEVA DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE, 1935:See: Atherton, Ray
GERARD, JAMES: See: Villard, Oswald G.
GERMANY: See: 
        Duggan, Lawrence
        Geist, Raymond
        Gilbert, Prentiss
        Green, Joseph C.
        Heath, Donald R.
        Henderson, Nevil
        Hull, Cordell
        Johnson, Hallett
        Kennedy, Joseph
        Kirk, Alexander
        Klieforth, A. W.
        Lipski, Ambassador
        Long, Breckinridge
        Mackersen, George von
        Massigli, Rene
        Mastny, Vojtech
        Messersmith, George
        Moffat, Pierrepont
        Murray, Wallace
        Neurath, Konstantin von
        Ribbentrop, Joachim von
        Roosevelt, Franklin D.
        Rublee, George
        Sayre, Francis B.
        Smith, Truman
        Stuart, R. Douglas
        Titulesco
        Weizaecker, Baron von
        Wiley, John
        Wilson, Hugh R. ‑ Memoranda
        Wilson, Hugh R. ‑ Speeches
Gibson, Hugh: See also:
        Hull, Cordell
        Kellogg, Frank B.
        Mills, Edward S.
Goering, Hermann: See also: Moffat, Pierrepont
GREECE: See:  Aghnides, Thanassis
HAITI: See: Mayer, Fred
HELIUM: See:
        Green, Joseph C.
        Meister, F. W. von
        Welles, Sumner
HERRICK, MYRON T.: See: Villard, Oswald G.
HESS, RUDOLF: See: MacMurray, John
HITLER, ADOLF: See:
        Hull, Cordell
        Kirk, Alexander
        Moffat, Pierrepont
HOARE, SAMUEL: See: Hull, Cordell
HOOVER INSTITUTION: See: Herter, Christian
Hughes, Charles Evans: See also: Wright, J. Butler
Hull, Cordell: See also:
        Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
        Castle, William R., Jr.
HUNGARY: See:
        Ackerson, Garnet G.
        Bowman, Isaiah
        Weizsaecker, Baron von
        Wiley, John
HUXLEY, JULIAN: See:  Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
ICKES, HAROLD: See: Green, Joseph C.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE on refugees: See: 
        Taylor, Myron
        Wilson, Hugh R. ‑ Memoranda
ITALY: See: 
        Aloisi, Pompeo
        Green, Joseph C.
        Hull, Cordell
        Kennedy, Joseph
        Lipski, Ambassador
        Long, Breckinridge
        Madariaga, Salvador de
        Moffat, Pierrepont
        Strang, William
        Straus, Jesse L.
        Titulesco
        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
JAPAN: See: 
        Armour, Norman
        Burnett, Charles
        Castle, William R., Jr.
        Grew, Joseph C.
        Hull, Cordell
        MacMurray, John
        Moore, R. Walton
        Sweetser, Arthur
        Wilson, Hugh R. ‑ Memoranda
        Wilson, Hugh R. ‑ Speeches
        Wilson, Katharine
JEWS,  JEWISH EMIGRATION, REFUGEES: See: 
        Bullitt, William, 2‑2‑36
        Geist, Raymond, 12‑5‑38
        Hull, Cordell, 7‑30‑38
        Moffat, Pierrepont, 8‑26‑38
        Rublee, George, Oct 5, 14 and Nov 9,10,12, 1938
        Sayre, Francis B., Nov 10, 14, 1938
        Taylor, Myron, July 24, 27 1938; 7‑10‑39
        Wiley, John, 6‑22‑38
Kirk, Alexander: See also: Hull, Cordell
LABOR – Comparative International Wages: See: Davis, James J.
LINDBERGH, CHARLES: See:
        Goering, Herman
        Bullitt, William
LITHUANIA: See: Mackersen, George von
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND COMPANY: See:  Mills, Edward S.
Mackensen, George von: See also: Ribbentrop, Joachim von
Madariaga, Salvador de: See also: Bullitt, William
MANCHURIA: See:
        Grew, Joseph C.
        Hornbeck, Stanley
        Hull, Cordell
        Sweetser, Arthur
MANN, HENRY: See:  Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
Morgenthaw, Henry, Jr., See also: Welles, Sumner
MUNICH AGREEMENT: See:
        Hull, Cordell
        Moffat, Pierrepont
MUSSOLINI: See:
        Hull, Cordell
        Moffat, Pierrepont
NAVAL TALKS, NAVAL PACT: See:
        Davis, Norman
        Day, Franklin
        Grew, Joseph C.
        Massigli, Rene
NEUTRALITY, U. S.: See:
        Davis, Norman
        Dulles, Allen W.
        Dunn, James C.
        Shotwell, James T.
        Simonds, Frank
        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
PAGE, WALTER HINES: See: Villard, Oswald G..
PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE: See: Baruch, Bernard M.
Pasvolsky, Leo: See also: Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
PERMANENT COURT OF INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE: See:  Kellogg, Frank B.
POLAND: See:
        Belin, F. Lammot
        Biddle, Anthony J. Drexel, Jr.
        Hull, Cordell
        Johnson, Hallett
        Lipski, Ambassador
        Mackensen, George von
        Smith, Truman
Ribbentrop, Joachim von: See also: Moffat, Pierrepont
ROGERS ACT (professionalization of foreign service): See:
        Armour, Norman
        Caffery, Jefferson
        Castle, William R., Jr.
        Crosby, Sheldon
        Dalbeare, Fred
        Gibson, Hugh
        Grew, Joseph C.
        Hughes, Charles Evans
        MacMurray, John
        Moffat, Pierrepont
        Newson, H. Dorsey
        Schoenferd, J. F. Arthur
        Sterling, F. A.
        Wiley, John
        Wilson, Hugh R. ‑ Memoranda
        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
        Wright, J. Butler
Roosevelt, Franklin D.: See also:
        Castle, William R., Jr.
        Davis, Norman
        Hornbeck, Stanley
RUSSIA: See:
        Green, Joseph C.
        McMurray, John
        Moffat, Pierrepont
SANCTIONS: See:
        Davis, Norman
        Dulles, Allen W.
        Eden, Anthony
        Green, Joseph C.
        Hull, Cordell
        Long, Breckinridge
        Madariaga, Salvador de
        Strang, William
        Titulesco
        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
SCHUSCHNIGG, KURT VON: See:
        Hull, Cordell
        Wiley, John
SENATE MILITARY COMMITTEE – 1939: See: Wilson, Hugh R. ‑Memoranda
SUEDETENLAND: See:
        Hull, Cordell
        Weizsaecker, Baron von
SEYSS‑INQUART, ARTUR: See: Wiley, John
SPAIN: See:  Bowers, Claude G.
SWITZERLAND: See:
        Magruder, John
        Wilson, Hugh R. ‑Speeches
TARIFF, U. S.: See:  Welles, Sumner
TURKEY: See:
        Carroll, Joe
        Grew, Joseph C.
        MacMurray, John
VERSAILLES PEACE CONFERENCE: See:  Baruch, Bernard M.
Weizsaecker, Baron von: See also: Kirk, Alexander
Welles, Sumner: See also:
        Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
        Hull, Cordell
WILSON, WOODROW: See: Villard, Oswald G.
WORLD WAR I DEBTS: See: Taylor, Myron
YUGOSLAVIA: See: Lane, Arthur Bliss
ZEPPELINS: See:
        Green, Joseph C.
        Meister, F. W. von
        Welles, Sumner

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